Obituary: John Steven Keith

Obituary: John Steven Keith

By / Obituaries / Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:52

John Steven Keith passed away on September 26, 2018 after a long illness.  He is survived by three sons - Brian, Scott and Johnny who live in Carolina Beach N.C., his wife Mary Keith, his mother Blanche who resides in Latham, N.Y., his sister and brother-in-law Elinor and Gary Mostert from Latham, N.Y., a brother Kenny Keith who was killed in action in Vietnam,  brother-in-law and sister-in-laws Karl and Patty Stamm from Groton, N.Y. and Phil and Gail Stamm from Fayetteville and Wilmington N.C.  
John has several nieces, nephews and cousins that have played a major part in his life.
John was born June 24, 1947 in Pearl River, New York.  At a young age his family moved to a dairy farm in Coventryville NY.  John attended
Afton High School, Cornell University, Murray State and SUNY-Binghamton (then known as Harper College). 
He has a BS degree in Economics and Accounting. At the age of 24 he was elected Town Justice and at 26 he was elected County Supervisor.  During college he was a foreman Ironworker. 
Following graduation, John began a long career as a structural steel estimator and detailer.  He worked for many companies in various cities and eventually moved to Carolina Beach, N.C.  where he has lived for 40 years.  His favorite pastimes were shrimping, clamming, and following his beloved New York Giants. 
John served on many committees in his life and spent countless hours volunteering and donating his time.  He was president of Dixie Youth Baseball for over 25 years, served on planning and zoning for many years and also as Chairman of Planning and Zoning.  He was a member and later chairman of the Federal Point Medical Center. 
A celebration of life will be held October 6 @ Sharkie's at Carolina Beach from 2 to 4 p.m. 
This will be an informal gathering for those who would like to attend and remember John.  Please feel free to wear your favorite football shirt, but speaking for John, preferably no Dallas Cowboy shirts!! (unless you must).
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Vietnam Veteran's Association (in honor of John's brother - Kenny).

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